• New Caledonia: a new coal plant may emerge
    New Caledonia: a new coal plant may emerge

    Société Le Nickel which operates the Caledonian subsoil's ore for 150 years, wants to replace its old oil fired power plant with a coal plant for its energy needs. Environmentalists denounce the harmful effects of this choice for the local population and the granting of public financial support to this non ecofriendly project.

  • Famous Mingan Island Cetacean Study (MICS) may shut down
    Famous Mingan Island Cetacean Study (MICS) may shut down

    Founded in 1979, the non-profit research organization stands out as the first one to carry out long-term research of cetaceans in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and first to carry out long-term studies of the endangered blue whale in the whole Atlantic Ocean. A fundraising campaign will be launched in March to save MICS that is as part of the Canadian natural heritage.

  • Madagascar establishes a sanctuary for sharks
    Madagascar establishes a sanctuary for sharks

    The Government of Madagascar has created the Indian Ocean island's first sharks sanctuary in an area famous for its marine biodiversity. This is part of a new law to safeguard the country’s marine resources and the communities that rely on them.

     

     

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  • Corsica: a promising system of hydrogen energy storage
    Corsica: a promising system of hydrogen energy storage

    Located in Corsica, MYRTE experimental platform has set up the Greenergy Box, a new storage system and energy management developed by Areva. Operating on a coupling of solar panels with a system of hydrogen storage and fuel cell, this installation aims to solve the problems of intermittent solar energy.

  • L'Arbre à Vent: New Wind launches wind turbines of proximity
    L'Arbre à Vent: New Wind launches wind turbines of proximity

    With his steel trunk of 8 meters high and its branches from 80 to 100 plastic sheets that serve as mini wind turbines, "l'Arbre à Vent" revolutionizes the traditional image of wind turbines. Aesthetic and silent, this technological innovation offers a new reliable source of energy on a human scale which should promote energy independence of consumers.

  • Wave Carpet to harness ocean waves to power our home
    Wave Carpet to harness ocean waves to power our home

    Researchers at University of California Berkeley have developed a carpet that will convert waves into usable energy. The team is looking for funding to develop the first pilot plant into the ocean and convince its benefits.

     

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